We had such a special afternoon on Saturday, celebrating the first year of Zephyr's Nottingham. Thank you to all who came along and made it such a memorable day, and thank you to everyone who continues to help Zephyr's to be such an important, caring centre, caring for bereaved parents and families.
👏🏻🎉A massive WELL DONE to all of our amazing fundraisers who took part in the London Marathon yesterday. We hear it was a tough race in the warm sunshine, but we are so proud and humbled by our incredible fundraisers who persevered. ☀️💪🏽🏃🏾♀️🏃🏻
It has been a *record-breaking* year for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, with our fundraisers raising over £13,500 to support Nottingham's Hospitals!
We are totally in awe of you guys and so proud of the whole team - THANK YOU!!
Our charity runners (some of whom are pictured below) have made a huge impact on a variety of areas throughout Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust through their fundraising.
From Children's Hospital staff like Clare fundraising for the Big Appeal, to Craig fundraising for Radiotherapy in memory of his precious daughter and wife - we have been so touched by the phenomenal generosity and dedication of our supporters. 💙
Special shout out as well, to young Kuba Martin who completed the wheelchair Mini-Marathon for the Big iMRI Appeal 🌟 he was even featured on BBC East Midlands News!
Huge congratulations to everyone who took part for Nottingham Hospitals Charity yesterday - you've all earned those medals, a good massage, and a holiday! Hope you're all resting up well, folks. You've done us proud. 🏅
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Amongst our amazing team of fundraisers taking part in tomorrow’s London Marathon is Craig Renton, who is running in memory of his wife and daughter, Heidi and Isabella Renton.
Heidi sadly died in August last year, shortly before the couple’s daughter Isabella was delivered. Tragically, Isabella also passed away just 15 hours after being born. Heidi worked at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust as a radiographer, and since her death, Craig has raised an absolutely phenomenal £25,000 for the Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre to honour her memory and continue her incredible legacy.
Since then, we have been absolutely blown away by the support displayed in tribute to Heidi and Isabella by friends, colleagues, family members and kind strangers – it’s very clear that Heidi was so very well-loved by all those who were lucky enough to have known her. Craig has been so brave and committed to honouring their memory, taking on a whole host of challenges including the Paris Marathon, Cambridge Half Marathon, Hope Valley Fell Race and a charity boxing match! This weekend, he will be taking part in the London Marathon, with Heidi and Isabella proudly displayed on his running vest.
Thank you, Craig – we are truly humbled by your unwavering support, and we know that Heidi and Isabella would be so proud of your tribute to them. To show your support to Craig, and to the wonderful work of the Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre, please visit his tribute page - https://live.everydayhero.com/page/7cHmTAADQACAAAAAACB6WQ.html
🏅 Kuba Martin (16yrs) is taking on the epic challenge of completing the London Wheelchair Mini-Marathon this weekend!
We're so pleased that Kuba has decided to fundraise for the Big iMRI Appeal for Nottingham Children's Hospital. 🎉
Ania, Kuba's Mum, says:
“He had been considering various charities close to his heart and personal story that he wanted to fundraise for, when he heard about the Big iMRI Appeal on Gem 106 radio!
Since then, he couldn't get it out of his mind and felt very strongly that it would be a great cause to support.”
Kuba has dedicated so much of his life to supporting a variety of charities. We feel honoured that he'll be representing Nottingham Hospitals Charity this year on the big day down in London!
The Big iMRI Appeal is such a vital campaign to fund a state-of-the-art machine that will help to save the lives of many children in our region.
We're proud and humbled that this appeal has captured the hearts of Kuba, his family, and so many others!
It's always fantastic to hear of young people, like Kuba, in our community going the extra mile (literally!) to help other children.
Thank you for setting such a wonderful example, Kuba.
We wish you all the very best for Sunday!! 👏🏻
⭐️ If you would like to join Kuba's team of supporters, please head to his JustGiving page to find out more, and sponsor him if you can: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kuba-martin
💙 If you'd like to find out a bit more about the Big iMRI Appeal, have a look on our website here: www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/appeals/the-big-appeal/big-imri-appeal/
Today we are celebrating our TeamNUH staff fundraisers! Each year the Charity holds our 'Challenge 1000' competition, challenging each ward or team across the hospital to raise £1,000 or more for patients.
In 2017/18, staff raised £109,000 collectively which I'm sure you will agree is AMAZING!
Today we announced our top three fundraising teams too - Radiotherapy, Hayward House, and our new champions Haematology Day Case!
Thank you to all hardworking staff at Nottingham Hospital who continue to go the extra mile for patients by fundraising!
To find out more about staff fundraising or nominate a staff member for our new fundraiser of the month award, visit: https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/our-impact/team-nuh/
Our Fundraising Manager, Nick, has written a blog about the incredible fundraising that the staff at Nottingham City Homes have been doing for Hayward House over the last couple of years, in memory of one of their colleagues, Steve Richards. What this team of committed fundraisers have achieved in Steve's honour - to help patients coping with advanced, progressive and terminal illness - is truly wonderful, and we are so grateful to each and every one of them. Thank you!
Our friends at Nottingham City Transport are offering FREE TRAVEL on their buses for anyone travelling to Wollaton Park on 7th May for Robin's Big World Record! 🚌
You just need to download the NCTX Buses app and email us from the same email account before 3rd May. NCT will then upload your ticket to the app, ready for you to travel on Bank Holiday Monday. Already got the app? Just email us from the account you registered with NCT. Bish, bash, bosh; you're ready to go! 💫
Find out more about the event: https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/robins-big-world-record/
On Sunday we have 8 amazing fundraisers taking part in the London Marathon. Already they have raised an incredible £9,000 cumulatively -which is a new record! Our fundraisers inspire us everyday and we wish you all the best of the luck on Sunday! #LondonMarathon 🏃♀️🏃♀️🥉
On tonight's #Hospital on BBC2 we meet four-year-old Esme, who is being treated at Nottingham Children's Hospital for extreme septic shock and multiple organ failure.
During a terrifying ordeal for her family, Esme is close to death - but thanks to the amazing work of the Children's Hospital team, Esme's life and limbs are saved. Her family are now supporting our Big Appeal, which is raising £4 million for Nottingham Children's Hospital, to thank them for all they've done for her.
Please help other children like Esme by donating today - text NUHC13 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 from your mobile.
For more information visit www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/robin
Don't forget to watch the brand new episode of #Hospital on BBC2 at 9pm tonight when you'll meet brave little Amaya and her family, as she battles serious illness at Nottingham Children's Hospital.
Tonight's episode is set to be a tear jerker and follows the stories of four young patients being treated at the Children's Hospital.
Courageous 22-month-old Amaya was born 16 weeks premature and has spent more than half her life in hospital, being treated by a whole host of teams. Amaya's family are now supporting our Big Appeal, which aims to raise £4 million for Nottingham Children's Hospital, to thank staff for the care she has received..
Donate now to support other young patients like Amaya - simply text: NUHC13 £5 to 70070, to donate £5 from your mobile phone.
For more information visit www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/robin